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TD Bank Group ("TD") is the fifth largest bank in North America by assets, with its Canadian Retail Business including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance, as well as offering wholesale banking through TD Securities. In B.C. and the Yukon, TD has a network of 161 TD Canada Trust branch locations where 2,500 TD colleagues help customers with their everyday banking needs.
At TD, we believe that sports provide important opportunities for people to participate and feel included in their community. And when people are engaged in their community, then good things tend to happen. That's why we're keen to support initiatives that bring diverse people together for shared experiences.
We're thrilled to be able to partner with the PGA of BC to support the Canucks Junior Golf Week program to help youth develop their skills and build important connections with others.
In championships that saw a wide-range of weather conditions, Zach Olson of Chilliwack Golf Club (picture right) and Doug Morgan (Richmond Country Club) battled the elements to win the 2022 PGA of BC Assistants' & Seniors' Championships presented by Arbor Memorial at Sandpiper Golf Course in Harrison Mills, BC.

Monday’s first round saw a rain delay for players in the afternoon draw, which halted play for approximately 45-miuntes while crews cleared greens of standing water and debris. Tuesday’s final round featured less than desirable temperatures, but soft conditions that yielded lower scores for the full field of 72 Assistants and 36 Seniors.

Olson captured the Assistants' Championship over Cory Renfew (Modern Golf Vancouver) after the duo were tied at 8-under par. Olson made birdie on the first playoff hole to capture his first PGA of BC tournament title.

Meanwhile, Doug Morgan etched his name on the Ben Colk trophy for the second time after posting one-under par, narrowly edging four players. Daryl Stubbs (Pacific Golf Academy), Brett Burgeson (Breaking Par Golf Academy), Keith Vandenbrink (Vernon Golf & Country Club) and round 1 leader Eddward Boudreau (Gorge Vale Golf Club) all finished just one shot back at even par.

The PGA of BC thanks host Professional Trevor West and the entire team of staff and volunteers at Sandpiper Golf Course for their outstanding hospitality. Further thanks go to presenting sponsors Arbor Memorial for its continued support of these championships and their on-site presence and a prize draw for competitors on Monday, won by Olympic View Golf Club's Randy Frank.

For a full recap on these championships including full results, please click the link below.
After a two-year pause due to health and safety guidelines, the PGA of British Columbia, in partnership with the Vancouver Canucks are pleased to announce TD Bank Group as a new partner of the program to help bring the return of Canucks Junior Golf Week in 2022. We're pleased to announce to that participant registration is now open.

Canucks Junior Golf Week presented by TD will take place from July 11-18, 2022, featuring over 50 single-day camps for youth located at over 30 golf facilities throughout British Columbia. Children aged 5 & up will have fun learning the game of golf from certified PGA of British Columbia Professionals within their respective communities.
The cost for a one-day camp during Canucks Junior Golf Week is only $20 (+GST), which includes equipment rental (if required), facility fees, certified golf instruction led by PGA of BC Professionals and a take-home gift. The length of each camp will vary by facility, the number of attendees and the general age of the participants, but sessions generally last about 60-90 minutes in length.
Please note that registration for all camps will close Thursday June 30 at 4:00pm PT. Registration takes place on a first-come, first-served basis and camps fill up fast, so early registration is encouraged to secure your preferred time and location.
The PGA of British Columbia has an opening for a self-motivated, team-oriented candidate to join the Association’s administration team as Communications & Marketing Manager on a full-time basis.

The ideal candidate will have completed relevant education (such as a degree or diploma in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or a related field) and past experience in a similar role, preferably in association or brand management. They must be organized and detail-oriented with excellent communication skills, problem-solving abilities, a positive attitude and effective self-management capabilities. Candidates must be comfortable dispensing friendly, accurate, and professional guest service. Ability to produce professional, well-written content is a requirement for this role.

Application deadline is Friday June 24, 2022. Please click below for full details.
June is ALS Awareness month and that calls for another year of the PGA of BC's annual Golfathon for ALS presented by Pacific Blue Cross.

Now in its 17th year, PGA of BC Professionals have raised more than $2.3 million in support of the ALS Society of BC since its inception, including a record, single-year total exceeding $235,000 in 2021.

Almost 30 facilities have already registered and provided dates for this year's program, with the following facilities participating over the next week:

June 16: Beach Grove Golf Club
June 18: Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community
June 20: Spur Valley Golf Course
June 20: Black Mountain Golf Club
June 20: The Vancouver Golf Club
June 20: Windermere Valley Golf Course
June 21: Morningstar Golf Club
June 21: Iron & Wood Golf Simulartors

It's never too late to register your facility - please contact Wendy Toyer, Executive Director at Please click below to view participating facilities, event dates or to make a donation.
Jordan Grebe has left Musquem Golf & Learning Academy and joins Elite Golf Club as an Apprentice Professional

Robert Ratcliffe has left Bear Mountain Golf & Tennis Resort and goes to Golf Canada as a Teaching Professional

Shawn Jordan has left Shuswap Lake Golf Course at Blind Bay and goes to Tower Ranch Golf Club as an Apprentice Professional

Hyun koo (Wayne) Han's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Valley Golf Centre

Luke Fedora's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club

Austen Owen's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at World Beat Family Golf Centre

Jacob Vanderpas's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Point Grey Golf & Country Club

Victor Baptiste's application to the PGA of Canada has been approved and he becomes an Apprentice Professional at Nk'Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course

Ruel Perez has left Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coquitam
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Class "A" Professional, Fairwinds Golf Club

Member Since: 2003

Why did you become a PGA of Canada Professional?
I became a PGA of Canada Professional because I love the game and wanted to help golfers with their game.

What career path led you to where you are today?
Teaching and coaching were always what I was the most passionate and was lucky to start teaching at the age of 21 years old. Once I found my passion, I made decisions that would help me become a better teaching professional. In 2005, I decided to move to Victoria to improve my English, so that I can teach in both French and English and was planning on moving to Montreal and work for Debbie Savoy-Morel at Le Mirage Golf Club, but ended up falling in love with the island.

At which golf facility did you first begin working within the industry, and who was the PGA Professional?
The golf club where I started working was Le Grand Portneuf Golf Club in Pont-Rouge, Québec and the Head Professional was Mario Bouchard.

Which significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
When I started working at Fairwinds there wasn’t any juniors and now, 9 years later, we have over 100 juniors participating in our junior programs.
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